If you only have one iOS device, is there any reason to have iCloud on/off?

Discussion in 'iOS 5 and earlier' started by thermal, Oct 16, 2011.

  1. thermal macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2009
    Vancouver, Canada

    I have an iPhone 4 and a Macbook Pro. The iPhone runs iOS 5.

    Since I only have the one iOS device (iPhone), is there any reason to have iCloud turned on? I'm not worried about storage space on my phone.

    And, will leaving iCloud turned on vs off affect battery life at all?

    Thank you kindly.
  2. zp3dd4 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    your calendar and contacts between your macbook pro and iphone will be synced over the cloud.
  3. flatfoot99 Guest

    Aug 4, 2010
    and photostream...
  4. dreamshark macrumors newbie

    Oct 16, 2011
    For me, the most important feature of iCloud is Find My iPhone.

    Automatic iPhone backups into the cloud seem like a good idea too. Even if you usually sync with your MacBook, it's not a bad idea to have offsite backup.
  5. elistan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2007
    Denver/Boulder, CO
    Realtime sync of contacts, calendars, notes, bookmarks and photos between iOS and OSX.
    Online backups of your iPhone.
    Find My iPhone now works through iCloud.
  6. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    Do I need Lion for this to work?
  7. initialsBB macrumors 6502a

    Oct 18, 2010
    But only if you are under 10.7 it seems ? I am still on 10.6 and it doesn't look like iCal or Address Book on my Mac sync to iCloud ?

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